The Canadians are now on drier land and Passchendaele Village is only 100
metres away. The depleted battalions of the 3rd and 4th Battalions are
withdrawn and their replacements are fresh soldiers from the 1st and 2nd.
The 1st Division, emerging from the Bellevue Spur, is to attack
Passchendaele Ridge from the north. The 3rd Battalion from Toronto
protects the northern flank of the assault by seizing a fortified farm
that was pouring machine-gun fire into the Canadian attack. This allows
everything to go as planned and the 1st Division's assault is a huge